19 events to explore in Katy through the end of July, August

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Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the months of July and August.

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July 19

Attend the UHV at Katy open house
The University of Houston-Victoria’s Katy satellite location hosts an open house from 4-7 p.m. on July 19. Those interested in attending can learn about new programs and transfer requirements. Free. 2002 W. Grand Parkway N., Katy. 281-396-3700. www.uhv.edu/Katy

July 20

Watch a drum corps show
Nationally known marching band ensemble and Marching Music’s Major League Drum Corps International performs at Legacy Stadium for the Tour of Champions. 5:30-11 p.m. Tickets range from $33-$58. 1830 Katyland Drive, Katy. 281-237-3596. www.dci.org/events/tour-of-champions-texas

July 21

Shop locally at Katy Market Day
Grab some friends and enjoy local vendors, music, art, antiques and more at the monthly Katy Market Day. This event occurs on the third Saturday of every month through November. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 5717 Second St., Katy.
281-391-1993. www.katymarketday.com

Get crafty at a decor workshop
Board and Brush hosts a Christmas in July workshop for guests to customize their own holiday signs. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $65. 1315 W. Grand Parkway S., Ste. 104, Katy. 281-914-5348. www.boardandbrush.com 

July 22

Ride in a cycling race
The Northwest Cycling Club hosts the annual Katy Flat Land Century Ride. The ride starts at Paetow High School and offers five routes. Lunch and showers available after. 5:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $35-$50 (registration and lunch). 23111 Stockdick School Road, Katy. 281-391-5500. http://kfc.bike/index.php/registration

Check out the farmers market at LaCenterra
Local vendors and artisans selling honey, cheese, fresh eggs, seasonal vegetables and more are stationed at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch July 22. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 281-395-5533. www.lacenterra.com

July 24

Join Pages by the Pint
The Katy Branch Public Library hosts the Pages by the Pint book club at No Label Brewery. The book selection for the month is “The Circle” by Dave Eggers, which can be picked up at the library’s front desk. 8-9:30 p.m. Free. 5351 First Street, Katy. 281-391-3509.www.hcpl.net/location/katy-branch-library

July 28

Drink beer, play pickleball
Pickle & Pints hosts an open-play pickleball social mixer at No Label Brewery. Adults age 21 and older receive a free beer with registration. 5-8 p.m. $13 (adults,) $7 (children). 5351 First Street, Katy. 281-693-7545. www.facebook.com/events/275930889643076

Worth the trip | Attend the annual Beer Fest
The Greater Houston’s Beer Festival is held July 28 at White Oak Music Hall. A variety of beers, arts and crafts, food trucks and more will be provided. 1-10 p.m. Free admission through 4 p.m. with RSVP. $10.50 (after 4 p.m.). 2915 N. Main St., Houston. 713-998-0079

Catch some live music at the Wildcatter
Rock ‘n roll, Houston-based band The Dirty Reckless will perform. 8-11:30 p.m. Guests age 21 and older cost $7 (presale tickets), $10 (door tickets). Guests under age 21 cost $10 (presale tickets), $15 (door tickets). 26913 I-10, Katy. 281-392-2337 www.wildcattersaloon.com

Get CPR certified
Cane Island hosts a CPR certification class at its amenity center. Attendees learn CPR basics to keep family safe this summer. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Registration is $35 for adults and children. 2100 Cane Island Parkway, Katy. 281-725-6555. https://caneisland.com/lifestyle/events/

Celebrate Christmas in July to help cancer patients
Nonprofit Stuff the Sleigh hosts a Christmas in July event benefiting Texas Children’s Hospital pediatric cancer patients and their siblings. Donations of school supplies, new clothes and money are needed. 2-4 p.m. 24401 I-10, Katy. 512-966-8804. www.thesleigh.org

July 28, 29

Listen to live music at Typhoon Texas
Head out to the waterpark for live music. Stephen Chadwick Band performs at 6:30 p.m. on July 28 and Susan Hickman performs at 4 p.m. on July 29. Prices vary. 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 832-426-7071. www.typhoontexas.com

July 31

Learn about animals and pet them at the library
The Katy Branch Library hosts a petting zoo event with Wild Things Zoofari, the largest educational animal program in Texas. Tickets handed out one hour prior to event. 2:30-3:30 p.m Free. 5414 Franz Road, Katy. 281-391-3509. www.hcpl.net/location/katy-branch-library

Aug. 10

Celebrate Growler USA’s two-year anniversary
The Katy location’s anniversary party runs from 11 a.m.- 1 a.m. and features beer and food specials. Special beer taps are offered every hour beginning at 4 p.m. Free. 1443 FM 1463, Ste. 100, Katy. 281-396-4277. www.growlerusa.com

See Koe Wetzel live
Mo’s Place hosts country band sensation Koe Wetzel on Aug. 10. Must be 21 years old to enter. Proper attire required. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and showtime is at 10 p.m. $15 (Standing room only), $20 (reserve seating). 21940 Kingsland Blvd., Katy. 281-392-3499. www.outhousetickets.com/event/event10641

Watch a movie at VFW Park
The City of Katy’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the final Katy’s Summer Nights event from 8-11 p.m. on Aug. 10. Free. 6202 George Bush Drive, Katy. 281-391-4840.www.cityofkaty.com

Go to a back-to-school tailgate and help your local YMCA
No Label Brewing Co. hosts it fifth annual Back to School Summer Tailgate. All proceeds go to Katy area YMCAs.
6-10 p.m. $20. Free (children under 12 years old). 5351 First St., Katy. 281-693-7545. www.katysummertailgate.org

Aug. 11

Attend a summer luau
The Brazilian Women Foundation hosts a Luau Party at The Wildcatter Saloon to celebrate the summer. 7-11 p.m. $5 (advance tickets), $10 (door tickets). 26913 I-10, Katy. 281-392-2337. www.eventbrite.com/e/luau-party-tickets-45858656476

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Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the Tomball/Magnolia reporter in September 2018. Prior to CI, Kara served at the editor-in-chief of The Wichitan, interned with the Wichita Adult Literacy Council and VeepWorks.
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